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Harrogate Xmas Market & York St Nicholas Fair

Harrogate Xmas Market & York St Nicholas Fair

Enjoy a duo of Christmas Markets on this 3 day tour


Enjoy a duo of Christmas Markets on this 3 day tour


With its handsome historic buildings and verdant gardens, Harrogate is one of Yorkshire's most elegant destinations. Harrogate is renowned for its smart little tearooms and classy cafés spilling out onto the pavements. The celebrated Betty's tea room was established in Harrogate in 1919, with queues still forming for their glorious afternoon teas. Enjoy some time perusing Harrogate's many fascinating shops in the Montpellier Quarter for antique treasures, high-end fashion, charming arts & crafts shops and bustling markets.

Harrogate Christmas Market

Putting a distinctly Yorkshire stamp on the traditional Christmas market experience the Harrogate Christmas Market has a strong focus on regionally made products, bringing the best of home-made and fairly traded Christmas goods to the heart of Harrogate for 4 days of festive cheer, absolutely free for everyone!

There is entertainment for the whole family with fun fair rides, live music from local groups and street musicians, all adding to the thriving and joyful atmosphere that fills the walkways of stalls. Stall holders at the Christmas market have been selected with care to ensure an even and broad mix of gifts and treats from local and regional producers, artists and crafters. The Harrogate Christmas Market showcases the very best of what Yorkshire has to offer and provides a great day out to visitors.


St Nicholas Fayre

St Nicholas Fayre is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the four-day event.

The Fayre offers a range of markets specialising in gifts, crafts, and the very best in local farm produce. Outside markets move into Parliament Street, St Sampsons Square and Coppergate while York's grand medieval Guild Hall provides a home for 'Made In Yorkshire' artists and crafters from across the region. The magnificent medieval townhouse, Barley Hall, presents a special medieval market with live crafting, mulled wine and costumed traders and St William's College houses an arts and crafts market for fine hand-made items not to be found in the shops. Carol singers and buskers flock to the city to perform over the weekend to thousands of festive shoppers.

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria as we head to Harrogate , you can then spend the day browsing the many stylish shops in Harrogate or sample some of the lovely bars and cafes. Return to the Crowne Plaza hotel at your leisure and check into your room late afternoon. Dinner is served in the hotel .


Day 2

After breakfast at the Crowne Plaza we leave the hotel and head to York, voted as the most festive city in the UK and the St Nicholas Fair is at the very heart of Christmas activities. Festive chalets stand down Parliament Street, one of the busiest streets in the centre of York and home to some of its biggest high street retailers, the fair also stretches across the city to St Sampson’s Square home to world-class street food. Local flavour fills York’s Shambles Market and Food Court located beside York’s famous Shambles voted the most picturesque street in Britain. We leave York late afternoon for the return journey home to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Crowne Plaza Harrogate

In the heart of historical Harrogate, Crowne Plaza Harrogate offers a modern fitness centre and free WiFi. With wonderful views across the Yorkshire Dales and direct access to the Harrogate Convention Centre, there is also an on-site restaurant.

The stylish rooms are decorated in natural colours, and each features air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, a spacious work desk and Freeview TV. All rooms have a private bathroom, and many have scenic views.

The Springs Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner. The Springs Bar is open daily from 10.00 am serving food and drinks, during warm days guests can also take advantage of the hotels terrace adjacent to Springs Bar.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Pizza House Jane St. Workington
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